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How Are Dentists Accommodating High-Risk Patients?

May 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 8:12 pm
a dentist and dental hygienist performing dental work on an elderly patient

It is a well-known fact that the elderly population is considered to be “high-risk” when it comes to determining who is most vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. This unfortunate reality is creating additional challenges for dental offices to offer services to this demographic, as is it recommended that they stay home and avoid unnecessary public outings. If you or a loved one are a senior citizen, you may be wondering, “How then can I get the dental care I need and stay safe?” A dentist in Bergenfield explains the special accommodations being made to provide care to these individuals so they can maintain better oral health and remain free of COVID-19.


What Changes Should You Expect at Your Next Dental Visit?

May 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 4:15 pm
a dentist wearing personal protective equipment while providing treatment to a patient

When arriving at your dentist’s office, you may wonder what will be different. After all, COVID-19 is still very much a threat. While you may know that your dentist in Bergenfield and team members are increasing sanitation efforts and wearing all the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), you’ll be pleased to know there are other measures in place to keep you better protected during your visit. What are they? Spend a few minutes reading through the changes you can expect before, during, and after your appointment.


5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick with the flu, cold or Covid-19

May 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:14 pm

When I am feeling under the weather, something that always helps me feel a little more like myself is to brush my teeth. Of course, I’m a dentist, and that is just me.  There is a good reason for that.  My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.

When you have a cold, the flu or Covid-19,  taking care of your body is your top priority—and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick.


Everything you need to know about the BURST brush

May 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 3:00 pm


Correct Technique
Correct Technique

What is the correct brushing technique of the BURST brush?

The advantage of the BURST sonic toothbrush is that it gives off 33,000 sonic vibrations per minute, allowing your teeth to look, feel and be cleaner relative to using a manual brush. The key is to let the sonic brush do the work itself and not brush like you would with a manual toothbrush.


How Can I Pay for Dental Work if I Lost My Job Due to COVID-19?

April 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 8:53 pm
a husband and wife with their two children all holding toothbrushes

Did you recently lose your job because of COVID-19? Do you no longer possess dental insurance for you and your family? While this kind of loss can be devastating, you should know that your dentist in Bergenfield is doing everything possible to provide high-quality dental care at an affordable price. With the Smile Savings Club, you and your family can avoid serious problems and continue to receive the services you need to improve your oral health. Read on to learn more about this unique program and how it can help you get the services you need without breaking your budget.


Anxious About Your Emergency Dental Visit? Here’s Something to Calm Your Nerves

March 31, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 1:04 pm
child under nitrous oxide sedation at their dentist's office

Many situations which require a visit to your emergency dentist in Bergenfield often take place in the comfort of your own home. If you’re working out in your room while social isolating to get your blood pumping after sitting on the couch all day the day before, it’s easy to go down for a push-up in your living room and chip your tooth. The situation can rile up your nerves and make you become anxious, not knowing what your next step is. By the time you’re able to contact your dentist and get an appointment, you’re filled with unrest and stress and can’t sit still in the treatment chair. Fortunately, your emergency dentist offers sedation. Read below to learn more about sedation dentistry and how it can help make you feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the treatment you need.


4 Fun and Exciting Ways to Help Your Child Maintain a Healthy Smile

March 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 6:26 pm
a husband and wife and their little girl brushing their teeth together

As an adult, you may think the only people being impacted by the current stay-at-home orders are you and your peers. Unfortunately, that is not the case at all. Your children are also feeling the effects of COVID-19 and the need for practicing social distancing. Unable to go to school or interact with their friends daily, it is likely they’re feeling bored. As a result, they may be more prone to making poor food choices and avoiding their necessary oral hygiene routine. What do you do? Hear from a children’s dentist in Bergenfield who can offer 4 fun and exciting ideas to keep your child busy and prevent tooth decay and cavities from forming while being stuck at home.


COVID-19 Office Update

March 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 12:10 pm

The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our heart goes out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of now, our office will remain open to serve the patients needing emergency dental work. This is our way of helping decrease the amount of people going into the emergency rooms.


4 Ways to Maintain Oral Health if You Have Gum Disease

March 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 8:04 pm
a dental tool being used to look into a periodontal patient’s mouth

Gum disease may be a common dental problem but when dealing with it during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent it from worsening. Since dental offices are closed throughout the country, most dentists are only seeing emergency patients. As someone with periodontal disease, you may be looking for a dentist near me in Bergenfield who can help, but since you cannot leave your home, what can do you? Let a dental professional explain a few ways you can maintain your oral health until offices begin to reopen in your area.


4 Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Disease

January 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — washingtondental @ 5:28 pm
a person holding up their lip to show their red, puffy gums

Do you know the ins and outs of gum disease in Bergenfield? Do you know its symptoms? What can happen if it’s left untreated? What to do to prevent it? As one of the most common dental problems seen by dentists throughout the country, you might find it worthwhile to check out 4 of these frequently asked questions about gum disease, so you can take the necessary steps to improve your oral health.

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